Some members of the public and older people themselves may wish to volunteer in some capacity to do some of the things staff may not always get enough time to do. This could include taking volunteering in a local hospital or care home to help provide support with eating, taking part in befriending schemes or simply calling in on a housebound neighbour for a regular chat.

If you are interested in volunteering you could call your local council or hospital to discuss opportunities for volunteering locally.

You could also visit Volunteering websites via the links aside and find out how you can get involved in your area. This is not an exhaustive list and if you have a particular passion you may wish to do an internet search yourself.